Making Stuff: Women’s dress to Girls Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on April 20, 2010

When I go thrift store shopping, I like to look for pieces of clothing made from interesting and intricate fabric that looks like it already has a handmade element to it.  That’s why this women’s sundress caught my eye during a Christmas Break trip to Savers.  It’s made of beautiful pieces of lightweight cotton patchworked together, which means I get credit for making a patchwork dress without any of the work. :)   And the colors. I love the colors.

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AFTER:

I left the dress with it’s original length. Partly because I’m lazy and didn’t want to hem it, but mostly because I love maxi sundresses on little girls.

The top part of the original bodice was the perfect amount of fabric to create sleeves.  And what little girl wouldn’t love the addition of a (pre-made) crochet flower.

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Toni Imlay April 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm

That is Beautiful!! I love it, such pretty colors too! Of course your model finishes off the dress! That is a pretty flower!

Thanks for sharing your talents! I love the idea!

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kristie larsen April 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

*sigh* i love your refashionings….

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Melissa April 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I love maxi dresses on little ones! Great refashion!

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michele April 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

sooo pretty! i love it!

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KP April 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

It just hit me like a ton of bricks, WHY DO I GIVE YOU HAND ME DOWNS? I am the one who should be getting your hand me downs. Your home made hand me downs!!!

J/K. As always, I love it!

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Kathy April 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I love that dress…
I’ve been a blog stalker of yours for a long time…
you are my sewing idol…
waiting to see you on Project Runway…

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Adin April 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

The little girl’s dress is lovely! :) I love visiting your blog.

Adin B
http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/2010/04/green-bag-ladys-40th-earth-day-freebie.html

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Jessi April 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I wish I knew how to sew like that! You are awesome.

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Jana @ The Summer House April 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

Delightful! What a sweet dress for a sweet girl.
Jana

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Rachel May 4, 2010 at 9:16 am

Unbelievably cute!!! You are one crafty mother….:)

Coming over from KraftyKash. I’m your newest follower.

Rachel

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Jessica May 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Sooooo cute! I am in love…

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sts June 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

You post informative posts. Bookmarked !

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